Kassel (district)

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Kassel
Flag of Kassel
Flag
Coat of arms of Kassel
Coat of arms
Hesse k.png
Coordinates: Coordinates: 51°25′N 9°30′E / 51.42°N 9.5°E / 51.42; 9.5
CountryGermany
StateHesse
CapitalKassel
Area
 • Total1,292.77 km2 (499.14 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total236,905
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationKS
Websitehttp://www.landkreiskassel.de

Kassel is a Landkreis (Rural District) in the north of Hesse, Germany. The district-free city Kassel is nearly completely surrounded by the district.

History[change | change source]

1972 the previous districts of Kassel, Hofgeismar and Wolfhagen were joined to form the newly established district of Kassel.

Coat of arms[change | change source]

Coat of arms The coat of arms shows the lion of Hesse in the top part, as Kassel was the capital of the county of Hesse until 1866, when it moved to Prussia. In the lower part it has three oak leaves taken from the coat of arms of the Hofgeismar district, and a wolf's hook symbolizing the Wolfhagen district.

Towns and municipalities[change | change source]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Karlshafen
  2. Baunatal
  3. Grebenstein
  4. Hofgeismar
  5. Immenhausen
  6. Liebenau
  7. Naumburg, Hesse
  8. Trendelburg
  9. Vellmar
  10. Wolfhagen
  11. Zierenberg
  1. Ahnatal
  2. Bad Emstal
  3. Breuna
  4. Calden
  5. Espenau
  6. Fuldabrück
  7. Fuldatal
  8. Habichtswald
  9. Helsa
  10. Kaufungen
  1. Lohfelden
  2. Nieste
  3. Niestetal
  4. Oberweser
  5. Reinhardshagen
  6. Schauenburg
  7. Söhrewald
  8. Wahlsburg

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). January 2018.

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